Perhaps you have come here to my site because you are looking for something different. And perhaps you have already seen the forced, static and staged images that so many wedding photographers provide. Let me show you how candid wedding photographs can tell the story of your wedding day for you to enjoy for years to come.
Traditional, and even many reportage wedding photographers, find the need to slow down the day. Some will interrupt the ceremony to get their shots and set up scenarios. Most likely these will be the same setup they use for each and every wedding. Setting up the images can easily take two hours… of your time. And meanwhile you and your guests will be waiting around missing out on all the fun moments, the interactions and the enjoyment. Let’s face it, it is boring, it drains away the energy of the day, and it slows everything down.
As a documentary photographer, a reportage photographer, or a photojournalistic photographer, my approach reflects this. My job is simply to document your wedding day, which means you won’t even notice me as I work. No set up photographs, no nonsense, and no fuss. I simply shoot events from your wedding day as they unfold, leaving you to fully enjoy your day. The only time you will be aware of me is when it comes to your family and bridal portraits. But again, I think fast and work fast – you won’t be waiting around.
The images can be dynamic, the images can be subtle, but you won’t have any of the generic clichés usually associated with wedding photography. Simply think “Photography” and not “Wedding Photography” and you get something truly unique, refreshing and memorable that really sums up your wedding day.
Couples often have a place they would some pictures taken, a place that means something to them instead of a place that the photographer thinks is good. So if there is a place you would like to go for some pictures then it is always a good idea. This way you’ll have images from a place that holds a special memory for you.
And it is possible to achieve better images without setting up scenarios because the images are already there. As a documentary photographer I am able to spot a good image in an instance, which means I simply don’t need to set up scenarios to achieve quality images. The results speak for themselves. You get a great mix of strong, vibrant, and creative shots, so that you, your family, and friends can recall the true feeling of the great day you had.
Here is an example of how I typically work:
I’ll start shooting at the bride’s house (or your parent’s house or the hotel you are staying at on the morning of your
wedding day) and it’s a great chance to get some shots of the morning preparations and finding some cool shots to start the day.
Going through the day you’ll get a set of images capturing moments from: Before, during and after the ceremony, and then I move on to the reception. I’ll finish a little while after you both sit for your meal in the evening. This will provide you with images from a good five, six… even seven hours of shooting.
Do you want something unique, vibrant and real, or do you want tired old clichés and fake scenarios?
Of course if you want to wait around for 2 hours while a photographer sets up his images, and be bossed around, wearing props, and waving your hands. Well, then that’s a different story, and one for a different photographer.
I can offer you fresh and natural images that tell the real story of your wedding day, images that document the day as it unfolds.
There is no need to decide right now, but do have a look at the galleries and
testimonials here on my website, bookmark my site and come back later. But don’t wait too long, or the date will be gone.